Lawyer spits on cop
Written by Mark Nichols
What do you call 1,000 lawyers chained together at the bottom of the ocean? A good start. And it's not hard to see why that old joke is still funny when you consider the case of one Lewis B. Moon. Moon, an attorney, stands accused of being drunk, driving the wrong way in a fast-food drive-thru lane, impersonating law enforcement and then spitting on a police officer.
Unbelievably, the man got off with probation.
According to a recent article posted on the website NewsOK.com, Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth C. Watson for some reason decided to dismiss the two felony charges that Lewis Moon was facing. Those were spitting on a police officer and impersonating a law officer.
Moon's sweetheart deal involved pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges. He copped to "having actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated" and "resisting arrest."
Moon is required to submit to one year of drug/alcohol outpatient treatment under the terms of the deal.
Moon and another attorney were arrested about 1:40 a.m. back in September at a Whataburger location. The restaurant manager told police the driver of a Cadillac Escalade almost hit another car in the drive-thru lane when he allegedly drove up to the take out window in the wrong direction.
The manager said the driver and passenger appeared intoxicated, police said.
When police arrived, Moon flipped out.
First the lawyer spit in an officer's face. Then he pulled out a badge from the Oklahoma County sheriff's office and claimed to be a deputy, police said.
A sheriff's spokesman said the badge is actually known as a sheriff's "eagle badge." The badges are given to people who "support the sheriff's department."
They're not official law enforcement badges.
On a videotape made at the Warr Acres Police Department, Moon is shown asking over and over to be taken to "county" and cursing at the officers that responded.